1966 FIFA World Cup, England

1966 FIFA World Cup, England

The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the eighth staging of the World Cup, the world championship for men national association football teams. This was held in England from 11 July to 30 July.

England is a part of the United Kingdom. It is the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles, is a country in the British Isles bordering Scotland and Wales. It is the capital of London, which on the River Thames.

1966 FIFA World Cup Logo
1966 FIFA World Cup Logo

1966 Final, held at Wembley Stadium. The tournament held a FIFA record for the largest average attendance, for 28 years.

England was chosen as the host of the 1966 World Cup in Rome, Italy on 22 August 1960, over rival bids from West Germany and Spain.

1966 FIFA World Cup, England

1966 FIFA World Cup, England
1966 FIFA World Cup, England

Qualification Team for FIFA World 1966

  • Asia- 1 Teams
  • Europe- 10 Teams
  • North America, Central America, and the Caribbean- 1 Teams
  • South America- 4 Team

1966 World Cup Quick facts

1966 FIFA World Cup, England
1966 FIFA World Cup, England

The 1966 World Cup final tournament in England. Spain, West Germany and France had players representing foreign clubs.

Bowel cancer claimed the life of the cup winning English captain in 1993.

England 4-2 West Germany 1966 World Cup final.

FIFA CUP 1966  
16 (from 4 confederations)
 Total Match dates 11 July to 30 July 1966 (20 days)
Match Played 32
 Venues 8 (7 Host cities)
Automatically qualified  England (host)and Brazil (the defending champion)

 Final Tournament Standings

FIFA CUP 1966 Teams
Runners-Up West Germany
Third Portugal
Fourth Soviet Union

Qualification Of World Cup

Participating countries
Goals scored 89
Qualified 16 (from 4 confederations)
Top scorer

Eusebio, (Eusébio da SilvaFerreira ) (Portuguese)

Best young player Franz Anton Beckenbauer (German)

Adidas Golden Boot

  • Eusebio, (Eusébio da SilvaFerreira ) (Portuguese)

Adidas Best Young Player

  • Franz Anton Beckenbauer (German)

1966 FIFA World Cup Qualify Teams

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
England West Germany Portugal Soviet Union
Uruguay Argentina Hungary Korea DPR
Mexico Spain Brazil Italy
France Switzerland Bulgaria Chile

1966 FIFA world cup ball

1966 fifa world cup ball
1966 FIFA world cup ball

World Cup 1966 Stadiums  

This world cup was used only 7 host cities and 8 stadiums. (source Wikipedia)

1966 FIFA World Cup
1966 FIFA World Cup

 Wembley Stadium

  • Capacity:98,600

White City Stadium

  • Capacity:76,567

Villa Park

  • Capacity:52,000


  • Capacity:50,151


  • Capacity:58,000


  • Capacity:42,730


  • Capacity:40,310


  • Capacity:40,000


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